Metasequoia glyptostroboides at Roath Park Pleasure Garden

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Metasequoia glyptostroboides
February 2015

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 1

Metasequoia glyptostroboides
mid May 2015

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 2

Metasequoia glyptostroboides
late June 2015

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 3

Metasequoia glyptostroboides
early November 2015

Grid reference ST 18778 78604
Common name Dawn redwood
Origin Central China
Deciduous Yes
TROBI Remarkable Tree
Height 24M February 2015
Girth 356cm February 2015
Reference 102

This tree is on the east side of the brook on the small lawn in front of the old pavilion.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides bark

Metasequoia glyptostroboides bark
March 2015

Metasequoia glyptostroboides leaf

Metasequoia glyptostroboides leaf
mid July 2015

Metasequoia glyptostroboides foliage

Metasequoia glyptostroboides foliage
early October 2015

General tree description

Metasequoia glyptostroboides is a fast-growing deciduous conifer first discovered in the 1940s and introduced in Britain in 1949. It has a pyramidal shape and can reach a height of 35 metres by the age of 50. The bark is orange-red or brown and vertically fissured. The leaves are feathery bright green, turning rusty brown in autumn. Fruits (cones) are brown, ovoid, 1.5 to 2.5 cm long.